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Valentina Cano – Poetry

Salt Water Wish

Take your smile

(a seashell shimmering across the floor)

and your voice

(tapping its rhythm on my skin).

* * *

Passing a Man on the Street

A stroke of luck

made him feel like

he was wearing a suit made of sunlight

and river stones, shimmering with water.

He walked down the street

with a song tucked in his pocket,

a melody running like a thread

through his smile.

* * *

Valentina Cano headshotValentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time she has either reading or writing. She also watches over a veritable army of pets. Her work has appeared in numerous publications and her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best Of the Web. You can find her here:

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